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Understanding Asia

Social Movements -

Contemporary Trends

Colloquium Series 2022

To register for the zoom events, please click on the "Register here" displayed next to each individual lecture below. The link will lead you to the site where you will be able to sign up for the respective lecture.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

20. April. 2022
16:15–17:45 c.t.
Zoom event
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Refugees and Religion - A Case Study of Translocal and Transnational Karen Support Networks amidst the Humanitarian Crisis
Prof. Dr. Alexander Horstmann
(Friedrich-Alexander Universität)

Dear participants,
due to a last minute technical problem, the talk by Dr Michiel Baas today is cancelled. Prof. Dr. Horstmann will speak today at the same time.
AG Missbach, AG Nguyen, AG Pfaff-Czarnecka and AG Vasilache

12. May 2022
12:15–13:45 c.t.
Zoom event
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The Politics of Recognition and the Struggle of the LGBT Movement in Vietnam
Prof. Dr. Pham Quynh Phuong
(Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia, CRISEA)
Download individual poster and short bio here

08. June 2022
16:15–17:45 c.t.
Zoom event
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Autocratic Diffusion in Central Asia – Current Developments
Dr. Aijan Sharshenova
(OSCE Academy in Bishkek)
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05. July 2022
18:15–19:45 c.t.

Youth Movements and the Changing Political in Bangladesh and Beyond
Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz
(Fulda University)
Talk organised in collaboration with Institute of World Society
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Previous lecture series

Understanding Asia - Transnational Care Winter term 2021/2022


Understanding Asia - Bridging Margins Summer term 2021


Understanding Asia - Negotiating the Social in Collective Constellations Winter term 2020/2021


The colloqium series is a joint cooperation of four working groups (WG Missbach; WG Nguyen; WG Pfaff and WG Vasilache) of the Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University.

Lecture coordinators:

Dr. Phill Wilcox ( and

Dr. Éva-Rozália Hölzle (

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